The I in We: Studies in the Theory of Recognition by Axel Honneth

By Axel Honneth

during this quantity Axel Honneth deepens and develops his hugely influential conception of popularity, displaying the way it permits us either to reconsider the concept that of justice and to supply a compelling account of the connection among social copy and person id formation.

Drawing on his reassessment of Hegel’s useful philosophy, Honneth argues that our belief of social justice could be redirected from a preoccupation with the foundations of allotting items to a spotlight at the measures for growing symmetrical family members of popularity. This theoretical reorientation has far-reaching implications for the idea of justice, because it obliges this thought to interact at once with difficulties in regards to the association of labor and with the ideologies that stabilize family of domination.

within the ultimate a part of this quantity Honneth indicates how the speculation of popularity offers a fruitful and illuminating manner of exploring the relation among social copy and id formation. instead of seeing teams as regressive social kinds that threaten the autonomy of the person, Honneth argues that the ‘I’ relies on types of social reputation embodied in teams, due to the fact that neither self-respect nor vanity might be maintained with no the supportive event of practicing shared values within the group.

this crucial new e-book through one of many top social philosophers of our time might be of significant curiosity to scholars and students in philosophy, sociology, politics and the arts and social sciences generally.

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